The six governors in the South-West geopolitical zone will meet the Senators and House of Representatives members from the zone to discuss the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill and the Electoral Act Amendment Bill on Tuesday in Abuja.
This was announced in a statement by a member of the Senate from the zone, Opeyemi Bamidele; and a member of the House from the zone, Olufemi Fakeye on Monday. The statement was titled, ‘Urgent Meeting of South West Governors with Senators And Hon. Members from the South West’.
The statement read, “Dear Distinguished Senators and Honorable Members,
“We are directed by the Leadership of the South West Caucus in the National Assembly to communicate the invitation of South West Governors to an urgent meeting of the Governors with Distinguished Senators and Hon. Members of the House of Representatives as follows:
“Date: Tuesday, 6th July, 2021.
“Venue: Osun Hall, Transcorp Hilton, Maitama, Abuja.
“Agenda: PIB, Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, A. O. B.”
Governors expected at the meeting include Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).
The meeting was announced after 17 Southern governors Monday rejected the proposed allocation of at least 30% of the profit generated by the proposed Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited for the exploration of oil in frontier basins as identified by Section 9 of the recently passed PIB.